Silent installation fails registering gwab1.ocx file on Windows 7.

  • 7005755
  • 16-Apr-2010
  • 14-Jun-2012


Novell GroupWise 8 Support Pack 1 Hot Patch 1
Microsoft Windows 7


If you run a quiet installation of GroupWise client using /qb (basic GUI), it fails during registration of gwab1.ocx file.
Also other, unattended client install options /passive and/or /qn fail with 1603 error installation (seen if /lv <log> option is enabled).


This has been resolved and the fix is available in SP2 of GW8.
Make also sure that you have installed vcredist_x86.exe (can be found under client\win32 directory of the SDD) prior you install a GroupWise client. You can use a quiet install option like:
vcredist_x86.exe /q
Once this is installed on a workstation, you can continue with actual GroupWise client installation.